The Astrology of October 2022 – Solar Eclipse And Mars Retrograde In Gemini

Astro Butterfly Sep 29, 2022

October 2022 has it all: a Solar Eclipse, Mars retrograde and a record of 4 planets changing direction.

If this was not enough, the Saturn-Uranus square is in its tightest orb this month (less than 1 degree). Saturn square Uranus is an uncompromising, high-friction energy that on the one hand promotes change (Uranus) and on the other hand, resists it (Saturn).

In October we can expect lots of twists and turns, as well as fated events that will propel us on a new path.

The key word for October 2022? Intensity.

But let’s take a look at the most important astrological events of the month:

October 2nd, 2022 – Mercury Goes Direct

On October 2nd, 2022, Mercury goes direct at 24° Virgo. Normally, Mercury direct is a reason for celebration. Things finally start to clear up, right?

Not quite. Mercury direct is opposite Neptune and square Mars. Mercury square Mars gives us a strong push to move forward. At the same time, Mercury is opposite Neptune, so we can’t see where we’re headed.

A good metaphor for this Mercury station is walking blindfolded. One advantage of being blindfolded is that we’re no longer distracted by ‘noise’ – and this is when we can tune it and listen.

October 9th, 2022 – Full Moon In Aries

On October 9th, 2022, we have a Full Moon at 16° Aries.

The Full Moon is conjunct Chiron and is opposite Venus. This is an emotionally charged Full Moon that will expose our deepest wounds. Venus, in domicile in Libra, is there to support us in the healing process.

October 9th, 2022 – Pluto Goes Direct

On October 9th, 2022, Pluto goes direct at 26° Capricorn. When an outer planet like Pluto changes direction, its energy is stronger than usual.

On October 9th (plus minus 2 days) the Plutonic energy will be at its peak. This is when we can expect intense thoughts, feelings, and events that will trigger us at a core level.

Pluto transits feel cathartic and purifying – they ask us to remove what’s out of alignment, so we can create space for new life to grow.

October 11th, 2022 – Mercury Enters Libra

On October 11th, 2022 Mercury re-enters Libra, technically clearing out the opposition to Neptune.

Things finally become clearer. Mercury is still in shadow for a few more days (until October 17th) but most of us will experience a sense of clarity and relief pretty much straight away.

October 22nd, 2022 – Venus Conjunct Sun

On October 22nd, 2022 Venus is conjunct Sun at 29° Libra.

We are now in the middle of the Sun-Venus cycle. Even if this is a conjunction, the transit feels like a Venus “Full Moon”. This is when the initiatives or the intentions we set back in January (when Venus started a new cycle) will come to fruition.

Since the conjunction happens in a relationship sign, Venus conjunct Sun will likely bring important relationship events.

October 23rd, 2022 – Sun Enters Scorpio

On October 23rd, 2022 the Sun enters Scorpio. Happy birthday to all Scorpios out there!

If you’re not a Scorpio, this is that time of the year when you’re invited to wear your spooky Halloween costume and experience what it’s like to be a Scorpio.

October 23rd, 2022 – Venus Enters Scorpio

On October 23rd, 2022 Venus leaves her home sign, Libra and enters Scorpio.

Scorpio is ruled by Mars and Pluto, so when Venus is in Scorpio all things “Venus” become more passionate and intense. Venus in Scorpio is the best time of the year to find what we really really want.

A warning: the pull to live life at the heights of intensity is very strong right now, and it may cloud our judgment. Whatever you do, ask yourself: am I acting from a place of emotional honesty, or from resentment, or to maintain power?

October 23rd, 2022 – Saturn Goes Direct

On October 23rd, 2022, Saturn goes direct at 18° Aquarius.

All Saturn stations (and all planetary stations) are important, but this one will be particularly intense. That’s because Saturn is now almost exactly squaring Uranus. This is a pressure cooker type of energy that demands release.

When Saturn changes direction, we may suddenly (Uranus) change our mind about a course of action.

Saturn and Uranus are collective energies, so we will most likely experience this energy at a collective level. If you have planets or angles around 18° in fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) this transit will influence you at a personal level.

October 25th, 2022 – Solar Eclipse In Scorpio

On October 25th, 2022 we have a Solar Eclipse at 2° Scorpio.

This is a partial Solar Eclipse that will be visible from Europe and Asia. This is also a South Node eclipse so it’s concerned with karmic, fated new beginnings.

South Node Solar Eclipses often come with an ending followed by a new beginning. The Solar Eclipse is exactly conjunct Venus, suggesting a rebirth of the heart that will set us on a completely new path.

October 28th, 2022 – Jupiter re-enters Pisces

On October 28th, Jupiter retrograde re-enters Pisces.

Jupiter was in Pisces May-July 2021, and then again from January 2022 until May 2022. Jupiter has only spent 3-4 months at a time in Pisces, so he hasn’t really had the chance to bring his projects to completion.

Third time lucky? Jupiter will be in Pisces until December 21st, 2022. This is our last chance to finish what we have started in the Pisces-ruled sector of our life.

October 29th, 2022 – Mercury Enters Scorpio

On October 29th, 2022 Mercury enters Scorpio. In Scorpio, Mercury seeks meaningful discussions and meaningful connections.

This is not a time for chit chat or superficial communication. Mercury in Scorpio is a great transit to have honest conversations (with ourselves and others), do therapy, and get to the bottom of our thinking patterns.

October 31st, 2022 – Mars Goes Retrograde

On October 31st, 2022 Mars goes retrograde at 25° Gemini.

Mars retrograde (October 31st, 2022 – January 12th, 2023) is one of the most important transits of the year.

You know that saying, “fasten your seatbelt” which means prepare for an intense, bumpy ride. When Mars goes retrograde in Gemini, we really want to fasten that seatbelt. I will write an extensive report about Mars retrograde in Gemini closer to the date.

Astro Butterfly Wings Natal Chart Reading Certification program

On October 4th, 2022, Astro Butterfly’s Astro Butterfly Wings Natal Chart Reading certification program opens for enrollment.

There are 2 tracks available, (i) Astro Butterfly Wings for beginner and intermediate students, and (ii) Astro Butterfly Wings PRO, for upper-intermediate and advanced students.

If you’re interested in the program and you’re not sure what your astrology level is, take this quiz to find out. We will share more details about Astro Butterfly Wings on October 4th.

DART spacecraft slams into asteroid

The mission is a test to see if NASA could knock an Earth-bound asteroid off its path, should we ever need to.

BY ATTABEY RODRÍGUEZ BENÍTEZ

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2022 NOVA (pbs.org)

llustration of NASA’s DART spacecraft and the Italian Space Agency’s LICIACube prior to impact at the Didymos binary system. Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben

This story is being updated.

Tonight, around 6.8 million miles away from Earth, NASA slammed a spacecraft into an asteroid in a bid to change the rock’s trajectory. This is the agency’s first test of a technology designed to defend Earth against asteroids or comets that might one day threaten to collide with our planet. 

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“Humans: one, asteroids: zero!” declared NASA communications strategist Tahira Allen amid celebration and cheering at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory, over a NASA livestream.

From “Armageddon” to “Don’t Look Up,” Hollywood has long imagined how scientists could redirect an asteroid headed toward Earth. With lower stakes, NASA is testing its own theory with the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART). The mission launched 10 months ago, carrying with it an autonomous guiding system called SMART Nav to help it maneuver and target an asteroid. 

For the test, scientists chose Dimorphos, a 525-foot asteroid “moonlet” that circles a larger asteroid called Didymos. “We needed something with a moon that was small enough that we could move it with a strike from a spacecraft, but not so small that we would wreck the moon,” Andy Rivki, a scientist working on the DART mission said in a livestream leading up to the impact. (Neither Dimorphos nor Didymos poses any threat to Earth) 

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The spacecraft itself had a camera that transmitted its approach live. As it blazed toward Dimorphos at 4 miles per second, the asteroid grew from a tiny white dot in the video feed to a detailed view of gray rocks and rubble that filled the screen. And then: nothing.

“We’ve made impact!” DART mission members shouted as the room erupted into cheers. 

“Now is when the science starts,” said Lori Glaze, director of NASA’s planetary science division, after the impact. It will be days before scientists can calculate if, and by how much, the asteroid’s trajectory was altered. As Dimorphos circles around, telescopes on Earth can help capture variation in its orbit, and hence, the success of the mission.

In the next 100 years, a scenario like the one in “Armageddon” is highly unlikely. But DART may be proof that if Earth were to be threatened by an asteroid, humans could do something about it. “We are embarking on a new era of humankind, an era in which we potentially have the capability to protect ourself from something like a dangerous, hazardous asteroid impact,” Glaze said.

Free-Spirited Man Informed It Time To Grow Up And Stop Being Happy

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CONWAY, AR—Faced with claims that he was too old to be living in the moment and enjoying life to the fullest, free-spirited man Daniel Lambert was informed Wednesday that it was time to grow up and stop being happy. “Look, man, I say this to you as a friend: You need to cut that shit out,” former roommate Marty Breton told Lambert, who has reportedly refused to let go of the things in life that bring him joy and is said to be content with his place in the world, failing to make the changes that would consign him to a miserable existence full of drudgery and meaninglessness. “That attitude was fine when we were younger, but for God’s sake, you’re 35! You’ve gotta start acting your age, buddy. Do yourself a favor and snap out of it before it’s too late.” At press time, sources confirmed Lambert remained in stubbornly high spirits and was continuing to embarrass himself by immaturely contemplating the sheer wonder of all the world had to offer.

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W.H. Auden on Writing, Belief, Doubt, False vs. True Enchantment, and the Most Important Principle of Making Art

By Maria Popova (themarginalian.org)

Long before there was the Internet, there was the commonplace book — a creative and intellectual ledger of fragmentary inspirations, which a writer would collect from other books and copy into a notebook, often alongside his or her reflections and riffs. These borrowed ideas are in dialogue with the writer’s own imagination and foment it into original thinking. Over long enough a period of time — years, decades, often a lifetime — the commonplace book, while composed primarily of copied passages, comes to radiate the singular sensibility of its keeper: beliefs are refined, ideas incubated, intellectual fixations fleshed out, and the outlines of a personhood revealed. (The Marginalian is, in a some fundamental sense, a commonplace book.)

Partway between medieval florilegium and modern-day Tumblr, the commonplace book has been particularly beloved by poets, whose business is the revelation of wholeness through the fragmentary. Among the most devoted and masterful practitioners of the art of the commonplace book was the poet W.H. Auden (February 21, 1907–September 29, 1973), who published his in 1970 as A Certain World: A Commonplace Book (public library) — a collection of quotations and reflections, arranged alphabetically by subject, beginning with Accedie and ending with Writing.

Although the bulk of the book consists of borrowings — most heavily from a handful of Auden’s favorite authors, including Simone WeilVirginia WoolfJohn Ruskin, and Paul Valéry — he also records a number of his own reflections on the subjects that most vividly animate his mind. Among them is the constellation of belief, doubt, certainty, enchantment, and truth.

In the entry for Belief — which includes an aphorism by Stanislaus Lec: “Some like to understand what they believe in. Others like to believe in what they understand.” — Auden writes:

To all human experience, with the possible exception of physical pain, the maxim Credo ut intelligam [“I believe so that I may understand”] applies. It is impossible for a man to separate a fact of experience from his interpretation of it, an interpretation which, except in the case of the insane, is not peculiar to himself but has been learned from others.

It is true, as Pascal says, that “to believe, to doubt, and to deny well are to the man what the race is to the horse,” but only in that order. We must believe before we can doubt, and doubt before we can deny. And … we all do begin by believing what we are told.

He returns to the subject from a different angle in the entry for Enchantment, which opens with a quote by Hugo von Hofmannsthal: “Where is your Self to be found? Always in the deepest enchantment that you have experienced.” In a sentiment that calls to mind Alan Lightman’s beautiful assertion that “faith is the willingness to give ourselves over, at times, to things we do not fully understand… the full engagement with this strange and shimmering world,” Auden writes:

The state of enchantment is one of certainty. When enchanted, we neither believe nor doubt nor deny: we know, even if, as in the case of a false enchantment, our knowledge is self-deception.

All folk tales recognize that there are false enchantments as well as true ones. When we are truly enchanted we desire nothing for ourselves, only that the enchanting object or person shall continue to exist. When we are falsely enchanted, we desire either to possess the enchanting being or be possessed by it.

We are not free to choose by what we shall be enchanted, truly or falsely. In the case of a false enchantment, all we can do is take immediate flight before the spell really takes hold.

Recognizing idols for what they are does not break their enchantment.

All true enchantments fade in time. Sooner or later we must walk alone in faith. When this happens, we are tempted, either to deny our vision, to say that it must have been an illusion and, in consequence, grow hardhearted and cynical, or to make futile attempts to recover our vision by force, i.e., by alcohol or drugs.

A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.

In the very last entry, titled Writing, Auden shines one final sidewise gleam on this question of belief, doubt, and enchantment as it applies to the artist’s task. He recounts how he discovered the most important principle of making art long before he became a writer:

Between the ages of six and twelve I spent a great many of my waking hours in the fabrication of a private secondary sacred world, the basic elements of which were (a) a limestone landscape mainly derived from the Pennine Moors in the North of England, and (b) an industry — lead mining.

It is no doubt psychologically significant that my sacred world was autistic, that is to say, I had no wish to share it with others nor could I have done so. However, though constructed for and inhabited by myself alone, I needed the help of others, my parents in particular, in collecting its materials; others had to procure for me the necessary textbooks on geology, machinery, maps, catalogues, guidebooks, and photographs, and, when occasion offered, to take me down real mines, tasks which they performed with unfailing patience and generosity.

From this activity, I learned certain principles which I was later to find applied to all artistic fabrication. Firstly, whatever other elements it may include, the initial impulse to create a secondary world is a feeling of awe aroused by encounters, in the primary world, with sacred beings or events. Though every work of art is a secondary world, such a world cannot be constructed ex nihilo, but is a selection and recombination of encounters of the primary world…

Secondly, in constructing my private world, I discovered that, though this was a game, that is to say, something I was free to do or not as I chose, not a necessity like eating or sleeping, no game can be played without rules. A secondary world must be as much a world of law as the primary. One may be free to decide what these laws shall be, but laws there must be.

Of course, the notion that constraints expand creativity rather than limiting it is nothing new, nor is the fact that every creative act is a function of selection — the French polymath Henri Poincaré put it best: “To invent … is to choose. But this pleasurable paradox applies perfectly to the commonplace book itself. Of the enormous volume of literature a reader this voracious devours in a lifetime, only a fraction — a deliberate, meticulously selected fraction — ends up in this sacred notebook, constructing a special kind of secondary world. Auden speaks to this in reflecting on his childhood obsession:

I instinctively felt that I must impose two restrictions upon my freedom of fantasy. In choosing what objects were to be included, I was free to select this and reject that, on condition that both were real objects in the primary world… In deciding how my world was to function, I could choose between two practical possibilities — a mine can be drained either by an adit or a pump — but physical impossibilities and magic means were forbidden. When I say forbidden, I mean that I felt, in some obscure way, that they were morally forbidden. Then there came a day when the moral issue became quite conscious. As I was planning my Platonic Idea of a concentrating mill, I ran into difficulties. I had to choose between two types of a certain machine for separating the slimes, called a buddle. One type I found more sacred or “beautiful,” but the other type was, as I knew from my reading, the more efficient. At this point I realized that it was my moral duty to sacrifice my aesthetic preference to reality or truth.

Later, when he became a poet, Auden found that “the same obligation was binding,” which meant that “self-expression” and “suspension of belief” are never legitimate excuses for sacrificing truth — a tenet that applies not only to poetry but to all art. Its violation is, it seems to me, responsible for the vast majority of bad art — that is to say, art which is self-certain but vacant of truth. Auden writes:

A poet must never make a statement simply because it sounds poetically exciting; he must also believe it to be true. This does not mean, of course, that one can only appreciate a poet whose beliefs happen to coincide with one’s own. It does mean, whoever, that one must be convinced that the poet really believes what he says, however odd the belief may seem to oneself.

What the poet has to convey is not “self-expression,” but a view of a reality common to all, seen from a unique perspective, which it is his duty as well as his pleasure to share with others. To small truths as well as great, St. Augustine’s words apply.

“The truth is neither mine nor his nor another’s but belongs to us all whom Thou callest to partake of it, warning us terribly, not to account in private to ourselves, lest we be deprived of it.”

A Certain World is a creatively and intellectually invigorating read in its totality, and what a shame that the forces of commerce have prevailed over the forces of culture and let this treasure rust out of print.

Complement this particular portion with Adrienne Rich on what “truth” really means and Aldous Huxley on the two types of truth artists must reconcile.

SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY

I encourage you to watch this video. If you do, you’ll find it quite extraordinary. ~ Ben Gilberti, H.W., M.

What we have here are four Prosperos students describing their experience during the 2-year mentorship training they participated in under the guidance of Calvin Harris. Even if I could, I wouldn’t try to explain why what you’ll hear is so extraordinary, for no words could capture it. Just watch, and listen.

Facilitating Mentor: Calvin Harris, H.W., M.

Participants: Pam Rodolph, Mara Pennell, Alex Gambeau, Sara Walker

The Prosperos is a School of Ontology, a place where old hurts, old prisons, and the lethargy of the ego-centered state are released in the understanding of your innate Self.

Website: https://www.theprosperos.org/   

Free Will Astrology: Week of September 29, 2022

SEPTEMBER 27, 2022 AT 7:00 AM BY ROB BREZSNY (NewCity.com)

Photo: Jonathan Borba

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Poet Susan Howe describes poetry as an “amorous search under the sign of love for a remembered time at the pitch-dark fringes of evening when we gathered together to bless and believe.” I’d like to use that lyrical assessment to describe your life in the coming days—or at least what I hope will be your life. In my astrological opinion, it’s a favorable time to intensify your quest for interesting adventures in intimacy; to seek out new ways to imagine and create togetherness; to collaborate with allies in creating brave excursions into synergy.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Social reformer Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) had a growlery. It was a one-room stone cabin where he escaped to think deep thoughts, work on his books and literally growl. As a genius who escaped enslavement and spent the rest of his life fighting for the rights of his fellow Black people, he had lots of reasons to snarl, howl and bellow as well as growl. The coming weeks would be an excellent time for you to find or create your own growlery, Taurus. The anger you feel will be especially likely to lead to constructive changes. The same is true about the deep thoughts you summon in your growlery: They will be extra potent in helping you reach wise practical decisions.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “Conduct your blooming in the noise and whip of the whirlwind,” wrote Gemini poet Gwendolyn Brooks. I love that advice! The whirlwind is her metaphor for the chaos of everyday life. She was telling us that we shouldn’t wait to ripen ourselves until the daily rhythm is calm and smooth. Live wild and free right now! That’s always good advice, in my opinion, but it will be especially apropos for you in the coming weeks. Now is your time to “endorse the splendor splashes” and “sway in wicked grace,” as Brooks would say.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): “Don’t look away,” advised novelist Henry Miller in a letter to his lover. “Look straight at everything. Look it all in the eye, good and bad.” While that advice is appealing, I don’t endorse it unconditionally. I’m a Cancerian, and I sometimes find value in gazing at things sideways, or catching reflections in mirrors, or even turning my attention away for a while. In my view, we Crabs have a special need to be self-protective and self-nurturing. And to accomplish that, we may need to be evasive and elusive. In my astrological opinion, the next two weeks will be one of these times. I urge you to gaze directly and engage point-blank only with what’s good for you.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Tips to get the most out of the next three weeks: 1. Play at least as hard as you work. 2. Give yourself permission to do anything that has integrity and is fueled by compassion. 3. Assume there is no limit to how much generous joie de vivre you can summon and express. 4. Fondle and nuzzle with eager partners as much as possible. And tell them EXACTLY where and how it feels good. 5. Be magnanimous in every gesture, no matter how large or small. 6. Even if you don’t regard yourself as a skillful singer, use singing to transform yourself out of any mood you don’t want to stay in.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In the coming weeks, you should refrain from wrestling with problems that resist your solutions. Be discerning about how you use your superior analytical abilities. Devote yourself solely to manageable dilemmas that are truly responsive to your intelligent probing. PS: I feel sorry for people who aren’t receptive to your input, but you can’t force them to give up their ignorance or suffering. Go where you’re wanted. Take power where it’s offered. Meditate on the wisdom of Anaïs Nin: “You cannot save people. You can only love them.”

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh was born under the sign of Libra. He said, “The root-word ‘Buddha’ means to wake up, to know, to understand; and he or she who wakes up and understands is called a Buddha.” So according to him, the spiritual teacher Siddhartha Gautama who lived in ancient India was just one of many Buddhas. And by my astrological reckoning, you will have a much higher chance than usual to be like one of these Buddhas yourself in the coming weeks. Waking up will be your specialty. You will have an extraordinary capacity to burst free of dreamy illusions and murky misapprehensions. I hope you take full advantage. Deeper understandings are nigh.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): I invite you to be the sexiest, most intriguing, most mysterious Scorpio you can be in the coming weeks. Here are ideas to get you started. 1. Sprinkle the phrase “in accordance with prophecy” into your conversations. 2. Find an image that symbolizes rebirth and revitalization arising out of disruption. Meditate on it daily until you actually experience rebirth and revitalization arising out of disruption. 3. Be kind and merciful to the young souls you know who are living their first lifetimes. 4. Collect deep, dark secrets from the interesting people you know. Employ this information to plan how you will avoid the trouble they endured. 5. Buy two deluxe squirt guns and two knives made of foam rubber. Use them to wage playful fights with those you love.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): There’s an ancient Greek saying, “I seek the truth, by which no one ever was truly harmed.” I regard that as a fine motto for you Sagittarians. When you are at your best and brightest, you are in quest of the truth. And while your quests may sometimes disturb the status quo, they often bring healthy transformations. The truths you discover may rattle routines and disturb habits, but they ultimately lead to greater clarity and authenticity. Now is an excellent time to emphasize this aspect of your nature.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Let’s imagine you are in your office or on the job or sitting at your kitchen table. With focused diligence, you’re working on solving a problem or improving a situation that involves a number of people. You think to yourself, “No one seems to be aware that I am quietly toiling here behind the scenes to make the magic happen.” A few days or a few weeks later, your efforts have been successful. The problem is resolved or the situation has improved. But then you hear the people involved say, “Wow, I wonder what happened? It’s like things got fixed all by themselves.” If a scenario like this happens, Capricorn, I urge you to speak up and tell everyone what actually transpired.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): To honor your entrance into the most expansive phase of your astrological cycle, I’m calling on the counsel of an intuitive guide named Nensi the Mercury Priestess. She offers the following advice. 1. Cultivate a mindset where you expect something unexpected to happen. 2. Fantasize about the possibility of a surprising blessing or unplanned-for miracle. 3. Imagine that a beguiling breakthrough will erupt into your rhythm. 4. Shed a few preconceptions about how your life story will unfold in the next two years. 5. Boost your trust in your deep self’s innate wisdom. 6. Open yourself more to receiving help and gifts.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Author Colin Wilson describes sex as “a craving for the mingling of consciousness, whose symbol is the mingling of bodies. Every time partners slake their thirst in the strange waters of the other’s identity, they glimpse the immensity of their freedom.” I love this way of understanding the erotic urge, and recommend you try it out for a while. You’re entering a phase when you will have extra power to refine and expand the way you experience blending and merging. If you’re fuzzy about the meaning of the words “synergy” and “symbiosis,” I suggest you look them up in the dictionary. They should be featured themes for you in the coming weeks.

Homework: What’s the best change you could make that would be fairly easy to accomplish? Newsletter.FreeWillAstrology.com

Tarot Card for September 29: The Prince of Cups

The Prince of Cups

Men represented by this card are complex and powerful beings. They are self-contained – even secretive – giving an impression of calmness and serenity. However under that veneer they can often be intense and volatile. They tend to hide their deepest passions, and to protect them fiercely.

They are often creative – artistically or musically inclined, and have deep involvement in these areas. Many of the more successful artists and musicians in our lives would come up as a Prince of Cups.

Emotionally they can sometimes be turbulent and moody, but can also often hide their emotions and refuse to share them with others. However, having a highly developed sensitivity to emotional ups and downs, they will identify yours even before you have. Talking to somebody like this about emotional matters is usually a rewarding experience, because they are highly perceptive and use their intuition readily.

If this card comes up to indicate an alteration in a person’s behaviour, it will generally indicate a man moving into a new romantic relationship and feeling somewhat troubled by this. The Knight is the card that comes up to indicate a man happily falling in love.

Look for surrounding cards to clarify whether any misgivings are justified – for instance, the Moon or the Seven of Cups would be warnings of danger; also look at whether cards like the Seven of Swords or the Seven of Disks come up – these may indicate inner personal worries that will only cause problems if allowed to.

The Prince of Cups

(via angelpaths.com and Alan Blackman)

The story of the Republican Party

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